Southern rockers : the roots and legacy of Southern rock

by Brant, Marley.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML394.B73 1999x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML394.B73 1999x
Offering a complete and accurate history devoted to the full scope of Southern rock, this book documents the lives and passions of all its legendary personalities, such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Outlaws, .38 Special, and Govt. Mule, among others. 30 illustrations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Once, they sold out stadium shows, topped sales charts, indulged all manner of excess, and married movie stars. They were southern rockers, players of "soulful, primal-rhythm anthems to hard living and problematic romance" and "good-time, no-holds-barred celebrations of both stoic independence and bar-hopping camaraderie." Finding precise criteria for who is and isn't a southern rocker rather eel-ly, Brant finally settles on music and sensibility rather than geographical origins. So Black Oak Arkansas isn't (it doesn't fit musically, and singer Jim Dandy Mangrum is from Michigan, f' God's sake), but Charlie Daniels (band and man), .38 Special, and Wet Willie get the nod. The Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Allman Brothers get the most attention in Brant's chronological history that avoids dirt, "undue criticism," and lingering over trivialities (Gregg Allman's dalliance with Cher is barely mentioned). Critical Brant isn't. Still, he notes the bands' exuberant behavior and many vehicular casualties, though not luridly. A good addition to the pop music history shelves. --Mike Tribby"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Rock musicians -- Southern States -- Biography.
Rock groups -- Southern States -- Biography.
Rock music -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Publisher New York, NY :Billboard Books,1999
Language English
Description 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Discography: pages 279-282.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-285) and index.
ISBN 0823084205
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